Message to the Congress
Reporting on the Economic Sanctions Against
the Congress of the
In Executive Order 12532, I prohibited: (1) the making or approval of bank loans to the South African Government, with certain narrow exceptions; (2) the export of computers and related goods and technology to certain government agencies and any apartheid-enforcing entity of the South African Government; (3) nuclear exports to South Africa and related transactions, with certain narrow exceptions; (4) the import into the United States of arms, ammunition, or military vehicles produced in South Africa; and (5) the extension of export marketing support to U.S. firms employing at least twenty-five persons in South Africa that do not adhere to certain fair labor standards.
In addition, I called for (6) consultations with other parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade with a view toward adopting a prohibition on the import of Krugerrands; (7) the completion of a report on the feasibility of minting U.S. gold coins; (8) an increase in the amount provided for scholarships in South Africa to victims of apartheid and an increase in the amount allocated for South Africa in the Human Rights Fund; and (9) the establishment of an Advisory Committee to provide recommendations on measures to encourage peaceful change in South Africa.
Order 12535 of October 1, 1985, prohibited the importation of the South African
Krugerrand into the United States, effective October
11, 1985 (50 Fed. Reg. 40325,
addition, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of the Department of the
Treasury issued regulations on the Importation of Articles on the United States
Munitions Import List on October 7, 1985, implementing the prohibition of
certain arms imports contained in Executive Order 12532 (50 Fed. Reg. 42157,
the publication of a notice in the Federal Register, the Department of State
established the Advisory Committee on South Africa on October 22, 1985 (50 Fed.
Secretary of the Treasury submitted a report on the feasibility of minting
The expenses incurred by the Federal government in the period from September 9, 1985, through September 8, 1986, that are directly attributable to the exercise of powers and authorities conferred by the declaration of the national emergency with respect to South Africa are estimated at $536,813, of which approximately $404,230 represents wage and salary costs for Federal personnel and approximately $132,583 represents out-of-pocket expenses. Personnel costs were largely centered in the Department of the Treasury, Department of State, Department of Commerce, and Department of Energy.
I shall continue to exercise the powers at my disposal to apply the measures contained in Executive Orders 12532 and 12535 as long as these measures are appropriate and will report periodically to the Congress on significant developments pursuant to Section 204(c) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
The White House,